PLAINFIELD, NJ - This year, the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority's 16th annual PMUA Environmental Fair, which marks 20 years of service to the city of Plainfield, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fair will be held at Library Park in Plainfield (100 E. 7th St. and Park Ave.) and, according to a PMUA Office of Public Information press release, will feature the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum and, “carnival type festivities, attractions, refreshments, Latino specialty foods and a BBQ for all to enjoy, free of charge.”

The day kicks off at 11 a.m. with a ceremony to recognize the Plainfield children who won PMUA's annual recycle contests; Go Green and From Trash to Treasure. After the opening ceremony residents can visit tables and exhibits, enjoy live music, food, and have a chance to gain some knowledge on ways to lessen their carbon footprints.

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There will be over 25 exhibitors from throughout the state hosting tables filled with educational materials and hands on games and activities; all designed to inform residents about caring for the environment. A tent dedicated to Plainfield seniors will be set up and will feature activities and materials such as an exercise class, a mobile health screening unit and bingo.

“One of the ways PMUA gives back to the community is by hosting its annual Environmental Fair,“ said Deborah Kane from the PMUA Office of Public Information.

The environmental fair is sponsored by PMUA and, according to Kane, was organized by a committee comprised of PMUA Employees  in an effort to give back to the community.  

The New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum will be present during Saturday’s Environmental Fair and, according to their website, “Every year, the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum welcomes thousands of visitors in communities across the Garden State. Through the power of images, artifacts, film and a suite of interactive tools, New Jersey’s leaders and legends are made accessible to every curious imagination.”